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I understand that and history behind it. But in this current day and age it is no longer relevant and an impediment to giving everyone their right to vote. So if they don't want to change the day, or put measures in place to help everyone to vote (eg mail in voting), then declare a public holiday so everyone has the chance to vote.The Constitution requires that Federal elections take place on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, and state constitutions generally follow the Federal rule.
When the Constitution was adopted, the franchise was generally restricted to white men aged twenty-one and older who owned real property. Such men could usually Take a day or two off to go into town if necessary and vote. As the franchise expanded, the Constitution could have been amended to accommodate the schedules of the expanded electorate, but it never has been. Amending the U.S. Constitution is a very involved process.
Hell we have a horse race in Australia on the first Tuesday in November which in Victoria is declared a public holiday and then many people around the country also seem to take off as a holiday.